Author: Sigal Hemy (Sigal Hemy)

June 19, 2019June 19, 2019
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June 2019 Grants

We are pleased to share the news of $3.8 million in new and continuing grants approved at our June board meeting. Six grants totaling nearly $500,000 will continue Detroit’s strong jazz tradition by educating the next generation of jazz musicians. The funding will: Continue intensive jazz education programming at the Carr Center, Detroit Jazz Festival,Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and MSU...

June 5, 2019June 17, 2019
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Great Lakes Watersheds Map

We like to say that everyone lives on waterfront property. This is because everything people do on their land – no matter if it’s located on a river or lake or not – ends up in one of the Great Lakes. To illustrate this, we worked with The Nature Conservancy to create a new map...

April 10, 2019April 10, 2019
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Announcing Detroit Arts Support

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership for the arts between The Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, and DeRoy Testamentary Foundation. Beginning today, our foundations will accept a single application for three-year general operating support grants to arts & cultural organizations across metro Detroit. Similar to the Kresge-Erb partnership in previous...

April 2, 2019April 2, 2019
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March 2019 Grants

I am pleased to share news of $3.6 million in new and continuing grants approved at our March board meeting. Five new grants totaling $570,000 advance the Foundation’s developing initiatives to address environmental contributions to asthma and lead. Four grants addressing air quality impacts on asthma will: reduce exhaust fume emissions in residential neighborhoods by...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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United Community Housing Coalition

There have been 135,000 tax foreclosures in Detroit since 2009, and more than 50,000 occupied homes are stuck in chronic tax delinquency. Michelle Daine Bell was one of those homeowners.  In 2018, United Community Housing Coalition worked with nearly 5,000 households to resolve tax and mortgage foreclosures, allowing Detroiters like Michelle to buy their homes...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Trunino Lowe

Trunino Lowe is a young trumpet player from Detroit’s east side. A junior at Wayne State University studying jazz performance, Trunino began playing trumpet in the sixth grade through a program at the Carr Center. Throughout his high school years, Trunino joined youth jazz ensembles at Michigan State University’s Community Music School: Detroit and the Detroit...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Art is Everywhere in Detroit

Because the arts are a critical part of quality of life, we provide unrestricted financial support for Detroit arts and cultural organizations. Since 2010, we have partnered with the Kresge Foundation on a shared application, review, and reporting process for arts general operating grants. In addition to streamlining the process for applicants, our partnership with...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Community HeART Highland Park

A native Detroiter and renowned jazz bassist, Marion Hayden lives in Highland Park with her husband, artist M. Saffell Gardner. Together, the couple served as review panelists for the inaugural Community heART Highland Park program (CAHP). From June to August 2018, the $50,000 regrant program funded murals, community art trails, outdoor art festivals, and arts...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Land + Water WORKS

Janlynn Miller, a long-time resident on Detroit’s east side, is a natural educator who understands the importance of peer learning. Janlynn is one of 40 ambassadors trained through the Land + Water WORKS Coalition to teach their neighbors about GSI and help them install rain gardens and rain barrels. The ambassadors receive a performance-based stipend,...

December 2018 Grants
December 14, 2018December 14, 2018
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December 2018 Grants

I am pleased to share the news of $4.6 million in new and continuing grants approved at our December 5 board meeting. At $1.15 million, the largest grant continues support for a coalition working to involve Detroiters in scaling up green stormwater infrastructure. The program’s keystone is an ambassador network of neighborhood leaders and nonprofits that are...